AMD PUMPS UP THE VOLUME -- INTRODUCES 750MHz AMD DURON(tm) PROCESSOR
-More than 20 computer manufacturers worldwide, including Fujitsu Siemens
Computers, offering systems for sale today-
SUNNYVALE, CA - SEPTEMBER 05, 2000 - AMD today introduced the 750MHz
AMD Duron(tm) processor, once again setting the standard for business and
home users in the value PC space. Optimized for the value-conscious user,
the 750MHz AMD Duron processor reinforces AMD's leadership position in
delivering better computing solutions to the value PC space, characterized
by systems that typically sell for less than $1,000.
"We supply the highest performing PC processors in volume, offering
a broad and powerful portfolio of computing solutions for both the
performance and value segments. At any system price point, business and home
users will get a better PC with an AMD processor-based system," said Rob
Herb, executive vice president at AMD. "Quality. Reliability. Consistency.
That is what AMD represents."
More than 100 computer manufacturers worldwide currently offer AMD
processor-based systems. Leading manufacturers, including Compaq and IBM,
offer PCs featuring the 750MHz AMD Duron processor during the coming weeks.
More than 20 computer manufacturers worldwide, including Fujitsu Siemens
Computers, are offering 750MHz AMD Duron processor-based systems for sale
"The AMD Duron processor is changing the face of the value PC
segment much in the same way as the AMD Athlon(tm) processor redefined the
performance segment, " said David Somo, vice president of marketing for the
Computation Products Group at AMD. "Undoubtedly, the AMD Duron processor
offers a superior computing solution for the value PC space."
Designed to help prolong the life of a buyer's investment, the 750MHz
AMD Duron processor provides the capability and flexibility to meet the
computing needs of value conscious users today and tomorrow. AMD Duron
processor-based systems are ideal for applications typically employed by
such users, including surfing the Internet, business and personal
productivity suites, as well as entertainment and edutainment products.
"With its remarkable performance, features, and affordability, the
AMD Duron(tm) processor makes the Fujitsu Siemens Computers Xpert line of
PCs an outstanding offer for our value conscious customers," said Ingo
Unger, business manager of the Consumer Division at Fujitsu Siemens
About the AMD Duron(tm) Processor
The AMD Duron processor is a derivative of the award-winning AMD
Athlon processor and is designed to provide an optimized solution for value
conscious business and home users. Employing an innovative design, the AMD
Duron processor features a sophisticated cache architecture with 192KB of
total on-chip cache; a high-speed 200MHz front-side bus, and a superscalar
floating point unit with enhanced 3DNow!(tm) technology.
The AMD Duron processor offers value conscious buyers access to technology
and performance that stands out among other processors in its class. It
reflects AMD's 30
years of design and manufacturing expertise and sales of more than 125
million processors. AMD Duron processors are manufactured on AMD's 0.18
micron process technology in Fab 25, Austin, Texas.
The 750MHz AMD Duron processor is priced at $181 each in 1,000-unit
AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and
networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities
in the United States, Europe, Japan and Asia. AMD produces microprocessors,
flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and
networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California,
AMD had revenues of $2.9 billion in 1999. (NYSE: AMD).
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Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are generally preceded by words
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Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking
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actual results to
differ materially from current expectations. Forward looking statements in
this release include the risk that the current plans of computer
manufacturers to offer PCs featuring the 750 MHz AMD Duron processor will
change, that AMD will not be able to continue to produce increasingly higher
frequency processors in the volume or mix that customers require, and more
generally that AMD will not be able to sustain a leadership position in
providing high volumes of high-frequency processors to the marketplace. We
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